Theresa Ann Hinesley Bryant, 80 years old, loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Sister was called to be with the Lord on April 4, 2022, surrounded by her family. She entered this world on December 2, 1941, born to Zola Donahue and Odie "Red" Hinesley, in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. She was a member of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for 49 years before moving to Palmetto, Louisiana to be closer to her children. She has been a member of First Pentecostal Church of Melville for the last 5 years. She loved doing puzzles and reading. She always had a stack of books waiting for her granddaughters when they would come visit. She could be heard praying from her bedroom just days before her passing.
Theresa is survived by her sons, Randy Bryant and wife, Renee and Odie Bryant and wife, Rhonda; grandchildren, Johnathan Bryant and wife, Shanna, Jeremy Bryant and wife, Nicole, SheKhina Lewis and husband, Josh, Odie "Brodie" Bryant, SheRhonda Dupont and husband, Ben, Cherish Adams and husband, Christian, and Preston Bryant and wife, Sara; great-grandchildren, Hinesley, Maggie, Gracie, Julianna, Josiah, Layla, Canaan, Stella, Anna, Judah, Micah, Iva, Evalynn, Carson, Vivian, Tucker, Lee, Ezra, Mylene, Reign and Matthias; sister, Georgia Tulley and husband, Kevin; sister-in-law, Georgia Hinesley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Theresa is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jarrel Randolph Bryant; father, Odie Olif "Red" Hinesley; mother, Zola Lee Donahue; stepmother, Alice Hinesley, daughter, Laura Owens Manley; brother, Larry Hinesley; and sisters, Gaylynn Stewart and Denyse Chalmers.
Pallbearers will be Johnathan Bryant, Jeremy Bryant, Odie "Brodie" Bryant, Preston Bryant, Josh Lewis, Ben Dupont, and Christian Adams
In lieu of flowers, please donate to First Pentecostal Church of Melville for missions.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation on Friday, April 8, 2022, at First Pentecostal Church of Melville, 112 Fontenot Street, Melville, LA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The visitation will resume Saturday, April 9, 2022, at First Pentecostal Church of Melville from 10:00 AM until the funeral service at 1:00 PM conducted by Reverend Samuel Ham. The graveside service will immediately follow at First Pentecostal Church of Palmetto Cemetery.
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